Member Previews—Dining with the Sultan: The Fine Art of Feasting

Member Previews—Dining with the Sultan: The Fine Art of Feasting


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Tue, 08/15/2023 – 16:49

The act of coming together to partake of a meal is a practice shared by all cultures. Food defines us—we are what we eat. Dining with the Sultan is the first exhibition to present Islamic art in the context of its associated culinary traditions. It will include some 250 works of art related to the sourcing, preparation, serving, and consumption of food, from 30 public and private collections in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East—objects of undisputed quality and appeal, viewed through the universal lens of fine dining. The exhibition will stimulate not only the eyes but also the appetite, reminding visitors of the communal pleasure of food—both its taste and its presentation. It will provide much-needed information on the enormous class of luxury objects that may be broadly defined as tableware and demonstrate how gustatory discernment was a fundamental activity at the great Islamic courts.

Access to Member Previews is a benefit of membership and as such is restricted to LACMA members only. Children accompanied by LACMA members are welcome in Member Preview galleries, but please note that discounted guest tickets purchased by members do not grant guests admission to Member Preview galleries.

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Member Previews—Dining with the Sultan
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LACMA members only 

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Resnick Pavilion
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Member Previews—Dining with the Sultan: The Fine Art of Feasting
Sat, 12/16/2023 – 10:00
-Sat, 12/16/2023 – 19:00
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Wed, 10/20/2021 – 10:00
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Image: Manuscript (detail), Vāqiʻāt-i Bāburī (Memoirs of Babur) of Mirza Abd alRahim Khan, India, c. 1590-1593, British Library, London, OR 3714, folio 260v, Photo © British Library Images

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